Workshop Pregnancy & Insurance

Monday, 15 February, 2016
Worksop Pregnancy and Private Health Insurance

Why you should consider Private Medical Insurance in Spain

Most people will agree that there is nothing more important that your health, and the wellbeing of your family and loved ones. So it is surprising that there are still some people who do not have private health insurance in Spain.

Even though, the UK’s National Health System is a beacon to the world and Spain’s public health system is rated as the 7th best in the world by the World Health Organisation, there is no comparison when it comes to waiting lists, facilities, comfort and level of service, you will receive when you are treated privately. Private health insurance for expats guarantees that you can be treated by English speaking medical staff, thereby removing the worrying possibility of miscommunication when describing vital symptoms.

To raise awareness of health matters and private health insurance cover available, the Ceram Hospital in Marbella and Op de Beeck & Worth international insurance brokers have joined forces to host a programme of medical conferences delivered in English.

The aim of the workshops is to give English speaking residents in Marbella the opportunity to find out exactly which health issues can be treated at the Ceram Hospital, and to outline the benefits of the relevant private health insurance policies and how they work.

The first workshop on the 18th February at 12.00, and will be hosted by Dr Hugo Benito, the Medical Director and Gynaecologist at the Ceram Hospital. He will provide insights into treatments during and after pregnancy, and the different delivery options available, including the option of a water birth.  Vanessa Ripoll, Op de Beeck & Worth’s private health insurance expert, will then explain how the private health insurance for pregnancy works and answer questions, such as:

  • I’m pregnant but I don’t have private health insurance - Is it possible to cover the pregnancy and delivery?
  • Are ultrasound tests, pre-natal classes, consultations, stem cell storage, pre-natal non-invasive tests covered?
  • What happens if it is a premature birth?

Everyone is welcome, and there is no cost. There will also be a prize draw! The schedule will be as follows (dates to be confirmed):

18th February      Pregnancy and childbirth

April                   Healthy living / lifestyle

May                    Childcare and pediatricians

June                   Obesity in children and adults

October              Breast cancer

November          Prostate cancer

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so please reserve your seat at or call 952 899 350.

If you would like advice about private health insurance in Spain you can contact Op de Beeck & Worth directly at or visit the website at